This french short story is just perfect for very beginners. It's a very pleasant way of expanding one’s vocabulary and building confidence. There is no need for a dictionnary: key words are listed under each paragraph and translated out of the context. At the end of the book, all new words are summed up in a complete vocabulary section.
Simple and easy to read, Voyage en France is also amusing !
A good mix of grammar constructs is used, with basic and useful vocabulary. The story is written in tenses used in normal conversation : present tense, and just the right amount of future tense, passé composé and imparfait.
Level: A0 - A1
About the author :
Sylvie Lainé lives in Normandy where she teaches French to adults and teenagers. Her work with students of various nationalities and different ages allowed her to understand their difficulties and their challenges. Having looked for enjoyable reads to occasionnaly escape grammar and exercise books, but finding nothing simple enough for her beginners, she came up with the idea to write stories herself. She is passionate about writing and now publishes short stories tailored to the needs of English and German speakers.